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RELATIVE MERITS: Actor Anant Nag smiles at the brothers’ works on display at the Indian Cartoon Gallery.
RELATIVE MERITS: Actor Anant Nag smiles at the brothers’ works on display at the Indian Cartoon Gallery.

Staff Reporter

Brothers share exhibition space to show their cartoons

BANGALORE: Brothers pursuing the same line of work is not uncommon, but both sharing similar tastes and following the same avocation is relatively rare. The Shettigar siblings — Yathi Siddakatte and Yogish Shettigar — share a passion for curved lines.

An exhibition of cartoons by these brothers organised by the Indian Institute of Cartoonists was inaugurated by actor Anant Nag here on Wednesday. The exhibition comprises 45 cartoons by Yathi and 30 by Yogish.

While Yathi is a postgraduate in painting from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Yogish is a graduate in applied art from the Chamarajendra Academy for Visual Arts (CAVA), Mysore. Besides working as a senior graphic artist for a media house in Bangalore, Yathi focussed on cartooning since 1994 and has won several State, national and international awards. Yogish is a user interface designer with a software firm in Hyderabad and got into cartooning since 1999. Like his older brother, he has won several State and national awards.

The brothers are from Siddakatte in Dakshina Kannada district. Both were attracted to drawing at a very young age and were encouraged by their parents. The exhibition at the Indian Cartoon Gallery, No. 1, Midford House, Midford Garden, off Mahatma Gandhi Road, is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. till December 19 except Sundays.

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